Girls, how do you feel about moving out of this loft?
Do you guys wanna move to a house?
Sure, why not?
I Bought A House!
Hello everybody! And welcome back to my channel.
Today I have a really really exciting thing to talk about
and you guys probably already know because of the title.
I don’t know there’s just a lot of stuff that I want to talk about.
I’m really excited about this.
I have just been feeling a lot of different emotions over last month or two,
and it’s finally kind of settling down
and it’s really happening now.
So I feel like it’s a good time to talk about it.
I hope you guys are just as excited as I am.
and I can’t wait to show with you guys more about the process:
Why I chose this house, why I’m buying the house
and all sorts of stuff
I just want to keep you guys in the loop
so you guys know what’s going on in my life.
This is something that I’ve been wanting to talk to you guys about
but because of just the whole process I didn’t want to jinx it.
I wasn’t a hundred percent sure if it was gonna happen
so I just wanted to keep it more on the down-low
before I get too excited and end up telling you guys: ‘Oh it didn’t work out.’
But yeah, this video is gonna be kind of look like an update,
so I guess we’ll just get started and talk about it!
So in this video, I wanted to kind of section it
to where is as if I’m answering questions from you guys.
I know you guys haven’t been able to ask me questions on it
or haven’t talked about it, but these are just questions
I think you guys would be curious about,
and if there’s anything else you want to know,
please let me know because I plan on doing
kind of look like a series here on my channel.
just about this whole process.
If you guys have been following me for a while now,
you would know that I just moved
and seriously you guys are probably watching this video
be like bitch, do you just move like…
Don’t you move every 3 months or some?
And yes, bitch, I do.
And I am over it, I am tired of it.
And that is a huge reason why I’m excited to buy a house.
I moved to LA a year ago,
exactly about a year ago.
It would be one year in November.
And I moved here because
I just loved the life here and lived here
when I was going to sit down with all this college
that I liked to, and while I was living here
I just loved it, like I have never felt like
I belonged in a place more than LA.
Because of that reason, I know that LA is
somewhere that I want to settle down in,
at least for the next few years.
So when I moved here a year ago,
as I was apartment hunting, I knew I just wanted a
place that was temporary.
Chose this place because this was the most affordable place
out of all the other places that I’ve looked at,
and I knew that at the end of my lease this year,
I want to hopefully buy a house,
and this place happened to have the most affordable rent
and the biggest space, so that’s why I chose this place.
I’m sure a lot of you are curious as to where I’m moving,
but for privacy reason I’m not gonna say exactly
where I’m moving, but I am still within
you know the LA area.
I’m sure eventually once I move,
when I start vlogging and things like that,
many of you probably pick up on where I live.
and I know most of you don’t have bad intentions,
but the reason I don’t want to share exactly where
is because there are people
who watch you know videos and they do have bad intention.
Ok, they might come after young girl,
but I mean if anybody tries to come after me,
I will I will
I will have no mercy, ok.
I do ask that if you guys do
end up knowing where I live,
please just don’t comment it and stuff like that.
If I bump into you in the area,
please say hi, I would love to meet you guys,
but yeah, just please don’t try to share it online,
otherwise I would just delete the comment.
I think this question is something that
maybe a lot of you’ll be curious to know,
and that is why am I buying and not renting.
So like I told you guys earlier,
I really love LA,
and if you like this is somewhere
that I want to settle down in,
and Wah really likes this area, too.
so we both just this kind of agreed that
this is where we want to be.
Also another thing with renting is that
pretty much every single year by the end of my lease,
the landlord raises my rent
and I feel like although I can afford my place
the time I sign my lease,
two years down the line, three years down the line,
my rent is just gonna go up and up than up
and I just feel like me putting my money
towards rent is not as smart as
buying a house and putting up money towards mortgage.
In a nutshell, that is pretty much why I
decided to buy instead of continuing renting.
All right. So let’s talk a little bit about the house.
This is the part that I’m most excited about.
This house is a fixer-upper
and the reason I decided to go with the fixer-upper is
because LA houses are too expensive.
So I mean I don’t know about with my realtor
and going to open houses and stuff like that for the past
three months, I would say through four months,
and wow I had no idea that in LA,
it was this competitve, okay. Like you would
go to an open house, and literally there is like
30 other people there, and they’re super aggressive,
you can tell they love the house,
and it’s like you’re walking into high school all over again.
Like you walk in and you just know
you’re in competition with everyone.
It was like that.
So I have no idea the market was that competitve.
After I putting my offer into two different houses
that I absolutely fell in love with
and it just didn’t work out
because someone else wanted it with more money.
I realized that I needed to just get a fixed-upper at this point.
I don’t need see anything that is even more exciting
than buying a move-in-ready house
because when you get a just fix it from the ground up
and you get to do exactly what you want,
pick up all the materials that you want,
you get your dream house.
House is built in the 20s.
It is old. It needs love,
but it definitely has so much character.
It is a very small house,
and that’s something that I learnt I have to compromise on
because I can’t possibly expect my first house
to be my dream house, but this is definitely something
that I’m super excited about. It’s so cute,
and I cannot wait to show you guys.
I think you guys are gonna absolutely love it.
So who will be living with me in this tiny little house?
Well of course, I’m sure your guys already figured
Wah of course gonna live with me.
We just decide that we’ll move back in together
because now that we’ve adopted Nabi,
we have even more pets.
and we feet like it would just make more sense
for us to live in a house together,
so the dogs keep it together, the rabbits keep it together.
They can have more space.
And because this is a house, we can have a yard.
Wah is honestly not really ready to
move out of downtown, he really loves downtown living,
但是 他的女朋友去哪里 他就得去哪里
but had, he gonna have to go where his woman is going, okay.
Although he is sad about leaving downtown,
he really love the house, too, and we were both super excited.
I had a contractor come out
two three days ago, so he came out and
he looked at the house, and I told him what I wanted to get done,
and he’s gonna give me an estimate hopefully today,
and what kind of the work around the budget,
and see what we can do with the house.
Okay, if your guys are wondering
if Wah and I are buying this house together.
不 并不是 这是我的房子
No, we are not. This is gonna be my house,
It’s under my name. The house is gonna belong to me,
but Wah will be living with me,
and he’s gonna be helping me out with the mortgage.
This is my little advice to any of your guys on the YouTube.
You don’t have to take it,
but this is just my take on this situation
and you guys know, you are all my sisters,
so I’m just gonna be real real with you all, okay.
A lot of us in this generation are moving in
with our significant other
and we’re not planning on marriage
or whatsoever, we’re not married yet, okay.
so the reason why I didn’t want to
buy this house together with Wah is because
we are not married, and although I don’t see us
breaking up or anything like that,
and I do see myself marrying him
we talk about marriage and stuff like that,
I don’t think it’s a smart idea to buy house together
because you never know what’s gonna happen
and if anyone of your sisters come to me
for advice or asking me the same thing,
I would say to keep stuff like this very clear.
You want I talked about it and neither of us are offended by it,
we think this is the best plan.
Buying a house is more of a priority to me, than it is for Wah,
so that is why I decided hey I’m to buy the house
and if you want to live with me,
then help me out with the mortgage.
So that is my take on it.
Obviously, I’m not gonna tell your guys how to do things
but if you are in the same situation,
that would just be my advice to you
until your guys are married and locked in.
I just believe that it is a little safer
to do things in this way.
So what was buying a house like?
Because this was something I was really
scared about getting into,
and practically into it, I would just like on Google
I’m typing in ‘What to know as a first-time homebuyer’
Typically you would want to start off with getting a realtor.
So I found a realtor. He is amazing.
I told the guy like ‘Okay, so this is what I want’
like I would want a house that is this size,
this many bedrooms in this neighborhood
so he kind of narrowed down my search for me
and he would just send me all this listings
that he would see online and he would be like
hey, what do you think of this one
and if I like it, we’ll go to the house,
take a look at it.
And if I end up liking the house, we’ll put in an offer.
So that whole part is pretty straight forward,
the whole like finding a house part,
which honestly although it is very straightforward,
it is a long process.
Because if there aren’t many houses on the market,
and you don’t fall in love with a certain house,
it’s just gonna be month and month of searching
until you find the house that you like absolutely fall in love with.
After that day I looked at this house, I was driving away
I was driving through the neighborhood,
just kind of feeling it out
and there was just like this feeling
that came over me and I was like
You know what? That’s the one.
We put in our offer, I opened escrow
and here we are, a month later,
after a ton of paperwork, and then now here we are.
I most likely would be getting the key this week,
so I’m really excited. I cannot wait to show you guys
the empty house tour. Really excited,
and I am so grateful and I know that
none of these would happen without you guys supporting me.
This house is very special to me because
I would have…I’m gonna get emotional.
But I would have never thought that at this age,
I’d be able to buy a house, like this is
such a huge part of my life.
and I know that this is not something that happens
to many 24-year-olds, and I understand
I’m in a position where I am so, so blessed.
So I just want you guys to know, I thank you guys so much.
If it wasn’t for your support over the years,
I would not be able to have the opportunities that I have.
I just want to bring you guys along this process.
I want your guys to just see it all.
I just want you guys to be a part of it,
because this is what I would share with all my friends.
You guys are my friends. You guys are my sisters,
and I want you guys to get to see the whole process
of renovating the house. What the house looks like before.
What it would look like after.
Like this is gonna be a huge chunk of my channel
in the next few months.
Because this is something first of all
I’m so passionate about because I love homes
but also because this is a huge part of my life
and it’s a new journey in my life.
Lastly I guess I want to wrap this up with
telling your guys what I’m most excited about.
I guess, with the house.
I’m very very excited about knowing that,
I have a place to settle in.
Like this is a place that I can truly make my own.
I can finally really settle into a house
and make it my own, because I don’t have to
worried about my landlord coming in a year later,
嘿 我们要把租金提高200 现在是800美元了
and saying: ‘Hey, we gonna raise your rent by 200 to 800 dollars.’
I’m also really excited for the dogs to just have a backyard.
The dogs! Although you can still give your pets
a great life in an apartment,
Peachy and money both grew up in a house
and they always have access to a backyard
and I can just see that every single time
they go back to my parents’ house, they’re so happy,
they act so free, and a part of me just have a feeling
so much guilt, because I feel like
the dogs feel so trapped in a building
where there is no grass…Yes, they get their walks
and I take them out like every weekend and then stuff,
I still believe that my dogs would truly be so much happier in a house.
Alright, guys just poping in to end this video
so as I was editing the rest of the video
that your guys were just watching,
I ended up bawling my eyes out and I started crying a lot.
There was a booger like the jam, girl.
There was a string of booger.
just hanging down here.
I had no idea. It was just there for like a good 5 minutes
and I just thought, hey, you all don’t need to see that.
So I decided to just cut the video short there,
and pop in to say thank you guys so much for watching.
I really appreciate you guys turning into my channel every single week,
and I hope I can continue to make videos
that you guys enjoy to watch.
So yeah, with that being said,
I will see you guys a max one, bye.